Little Angel for Alexis
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Raised $50
Goal $20,000
Days Left 36
“I know how much happier I will be if I am able to get my service dog.”
The Story

Hawthorne, CA

Alexis Attalla (18) is a lively young woman with a passion for theatre. Throughout high school, Alexis has been very involved in the backstage production of various shows. Her love of theatre, musicals, and the performing arts led her to pursue a degree in sound design. She will be attending the University of Southern California School of Dramatic Arts this fall to follow her dreams. However, due to the severity of her post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), she is worried about her condition will affect her throughout college.

During her middle school years, Alexis went through a lot of emotional distress. She was bullied and even assaulted at one point. As a result, she was diagnosed with depression at the end of seventh grade. It was later discovered that she had severe obsessive-compulsive disorder, which later led to her diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). After the assault, she also had flashbacks and nightmares about the event leading to the diagnosis of PTSD at the beginning of her freshman year of high school.

Since her diagnosis, Alexis has been unable to participate in daily activities without significant help from medication. When she isn’t taking her medication, she has a hard time leaving the house without being consumed with fear. After some research, she and her family learned about an organization called Little Angels Service Dogs. Little Angels trains dogs to assist those with disabilities in a variety of ways to help with daily tasks and increase independence. “It has become evident that the only way I will really be able to succeed in college to move on with my life will be with a dog who will be my constant companion,” said Alexis.

Alexis hopes to raise $20,000 through RedBasket.org to offset the cost of a psychiatric assistance dog through Little Angels Service Dogs. “I know how much happier I will be if I am able to get my service dog,” Alexis said. Having a constant companion to provide unconditional love and support will help Alexis get through the tough times and allow her to live her best life. Donate and share her story today!

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